Making a drab kitchen more stylish doesn’t have to take a lot of money or effort. If you want to add a new style to your kitchen, try these four ideas. They will breathe new life into one of the most important rooms in your home.
Find a Unique Backsplash
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Backsplashes protect your walls from water and grease, but they can also add style to your kitchen. Instead of choosing a boring material, search for innovative, refreshing ideas that will stand out.
The best materials are attractive and easy to clean. Some top choices include:
- Brightly colored plastic
- Old coasters
- Salvaged wood
- Vinyl tablecloths
- Laminated maps or posters
All of these options are inexpensive, effective, and unique.
Add New Appliances
Few things will update a kitchen faster than adding new appliances. If you have a small budget, then you might want to replace existing appliances one at a time. That way, you can update your kitchen over several months or even years.
LG Studio Kitchen has some unique items that take advantage of the latest appliance technology. They’re not only easy to use, but easy to keep clean. By reducing the amount of time you spend cleaning, it’s more likely that you will finish your chores without cutting corners. That alone will make your kitchen more attractive and stylish.
Replace Cabinets with Shelves
Homeowners spend hundreds of dollars on attractive dishes, glasses, and mugs. Then they hide these items behind cabinet doors.
You can update your kitchen by replacing those old cabinets with shelves that show off your dishes.
Removing cabinets isn’t particularly difficult. With help from a friend or two, you can probably take them down in an afternoon. They’re usually heavy, though, so be careful.
You have plenty of options when it comes to replacing your cabinets with shelves. You may want to repurpose the wood from your cabinets to build new shelves. You can also purchase pre-made shelves.
Take a creative approach that brings out attractive elements in your dishes, stemware, and your kitchen walls.
Install Unique Hardware
If you’re not quite ready to replace your cabinets, you can give them an updated style by adding unique hardware. It’s amazing how different handles and knobs can bring out hidden characteristics in old cabinets and drawers.
You don’t even have to spend much, if any, money on hardware. Many people have interesting items stored in their basements and attics. You can also find interesting hardware at thrift stores and yard sales.
Don’t be afraid to take some risks. It’s easy to replace hardware, so you might as well try some truly unique ideas that express your personality. If you decide you don’t like it, then you won’t lose much money or time. You can always switch back to the original hardware if you can’t find a style you like more.
Now that you know a few easy ways to make your kitchen more stylish, what project do you plan to start first? Do you have other unique ideas that can help people remake their kitchens without spending much time or money?